The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams


Tennessee Williams is generally regarded, along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, as one of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century. This reputation rests upon more than 40 years of critical acclaim accrued by his two masterpieces--A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie--and by more than 60 other plays, such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Rose Tattoo, Orpheus Descending, and The Night of the Iguana. Through representative reviews and articles, this reference book traces the critical response to Williams from his earliest works to the present day. The volume concludes with a selected bibliography.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Henry Hewes
  • Howard Taubman
  • Harold Clurman
  • William H. Beyer
  • Jack E. Wallace
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996


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